ElderHelp’s Board of Directors is responsible for setting the direction of the agency which includes establishing major goals, ensuring resources and providing financial, programmatic and legal oversight.

Russell Winslow


Attorney, Pestotnik LLP

Nikki Baumgartner


Partner, NavigateHCR

Jamie Velez


Owner, Live 2 B Healthy Senior Fitness

Bill Eiffert


Community Volunteer and Advocate

Nicole Darling


Public Information Officer, City of San Diego

Kurt Buske

President, A Better Solution in Home Care

Candice Caufield

Legal Secretary / Assistant Hahn Loeser & Parks, LLP

Kristen Chazaud

CEO, Keepsake Companions

Danny Covarrubio

Team Manager, Medicare Operations Kaiser Permanente

Brendan Farrelly

Financial Specialist, The Trew Financial and Benefits Group

Kerrie- Ann Stidum

Community Advocate & Volunteer

Katie Wiest

Director, Operations Qualcomm Inc.

 Judy Wenker

Independent Law Practice Professional


ElderHelp Advisory Board

Judy Combs, Chair
Tex Cornwell
Ed Gergosian
Micah Parzen
Lynn Silva
Karen Walker
Lisa Luiso


I’ve served on ElderHelp’s Board of Directors since April 2013, and I’m currently serving as Board President.  There are so many great San Diego nonprofits to support, but my close relationship with my grandparents inspired me to focus on ElderHelp of San Diego.  ElderHelp provides a variety of personalized services to help seniors remain independent and live with dignity in their own homes.  Seniors are a vulnerable population, especially those with no family members to help them.   This population is growing rapidly; yet seniors are often overlooked and frequently go without support services they need and deserve.  I’m passionate about improving that situation.  ElderHelp’s staff and mighty team of volunteers do the heavy lifting—making seniors’ lives better every day.  Their dedication motivates me, along with the supportive partners in my firm, to continue our work improving the lives of those who rely on us.

Russell Winslow

PRESIDENT, Attorney, Pestotnik LLP


“ I humbly serve on the Board of Directors because they were there to support my grandmother with rides to the grocery store and to doctors appointments when family could not be there to pitch in.  ElderHelp helped her maintain her independence and allowed her to live in her own home well into her 80’s. She, like so many of our seniors today, served her country skinning B52 liberators during WWII. The very least I can do is serve ElderHelp and it’s tremendous volunteers who give back to so many who gave so much.”


Financial Specialist, The Trew Financial and Benefits Group